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Discussion on: This is how I turned my old laptop into a server.

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Jayesh Waghmare Author

Hey Uri configuring a static ip address is easy if you do it from your router rather than your server. what you need is the mac address of your machine. type ifconfig or log in into your router and check DHCP client list. After that select DHCP address reservation and select your suitable address. ( i chose
When mentioned about private network that means all devices connected to my router (above dhcp clients) can only access my server. with address Only LAN.

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Uri Frazier • Edited on

Thanks Jayesh!

I was also able to get a very detailed explanation from a co-worker who is kind of an expert in networking. I appreciate you following up with me!